James W. Korman

James Korman

Title: President, Shareholder
Company: Bean, Kinney & Korman, p.c.
Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

James W. Korman, President and Shareholder at Bean, Kinney & Korman, p.c., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Virginia Law.

Mr. Korman has served in many notable cases since entering the law in the late ‘60s, and is a fellow and certified matrimonial arbitrator of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, as well as a former president of its Virginia chapter. He loves his job, particularly the intellectual challenge of the law, and hopes to continue in his profession for many years to come. Mr. Korman is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

Mr. Korman earned an AB from the College of William and Mary in 1965, and a JD from George Washington University in 1968. He joined the firm of Kinney, Smith and Barham and became a partner in 1973, going on to his current role in 1979. Mr. Korman’s notable cases include Korman, Administrator v. Carpenter, Gambino v. the Fairfax County School Board, Stein v. the Fairfax County School Board, Butler v. Butler, and Mahoney v. NationsBank of Virginia.

Mr. Korman has received a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arlington Bar Foundation as well as a 2014 Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section. Washingtonian named him a Top Lawyer in Domestic Relations in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013, as well as a Top Divorce Lawyer in 1995, 2000, 2004, 2009, and 2012. In addition to more accolades, Mr. Korman is the former president of the Arlington Bar Association and former chair of the Committee on Women and Minorities of the Virginia State Bar. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

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